Expedition Camp | YMCA Camp Silver Beach

Expedition Camp

Take adventure to the next level! Expedition campers ages 13–16 will spend their week learning to live out of a tent and backpack, cook their own food, and enjoy adventures in the outdoors. In addition to outdoor skills, expedition trips help campers develop resiliency, problem solving skills, and independence all while having a great time. Campers are offsite for most of the week before spending their final night back at CSB. For each trip, Camp Silver Beach provides all the necessary gear and equipment. CSB will provide campers a specific packing list for their particular trip a few months before their expedition.

Campers will be under the supervision of two wilderness first-aid-trained counselors over the age of 21. Climbing and boating segments of the trip will be run by professional outfitters. Campers will learn Leave No Trace principles for sanitation in the backcountry. Please note that each trip will include backcountry segments with primitive or no modern bathroom/shower access. 

Expedition Camp Options

Rock & Raft

 

July 19–25, 2020

Medium Intensity

 

A week of backpacking, white water rafting, and rock climbing at the New River Gorge in West Virginia provides a whole new level of adventure.

Blue Ridge Hike

 

July 25–August 1, 2020

Higher Intensity

 

A week-long backpacking trip covering 26.2 miles gives campers a true back-country experience.

Trailblazers

 

August 2–8, 2020

Lower Intensity

 

A mix of adventure and camping makes this a great introduction to outdoor adventures in West Virginia.